2020 OL Ford Added His 1st Offer

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Michael Ford

Offensive Guard/Defensive Tackle
Homewood Flossmoor
Flossmoor, IL
GPA: 3.60/4.00
Commitment status: Undecided
Twitter: @Michael_Fordjr
Ht: 6’3″
Wt: 265 lbs
Class: 2020

LPI: Where do you have offers from and what other schools have shown serious interest in you or may be close to offering?

MF: Right now I have an offer from University of Toledo, but I have been in contact with Northern Illinois, Illinois State, University of Wyoming, Central Michigan, University of Iowa, Iowa State, Western Michigan and a few others have shown interest. This off season my recruiting has definitely been picking up in comparison to last year.

LPI: What have you been doing to take your game to the next level this offseason?

MF: After the last game of the season I immediately started wrestling. Wrestling has taken my game to the next level being that it works on endurance, different body on body positions, and flexibility. Wrestling just ended so I am solely dedicated to lifting with the football team and with my trainer.

LPI: Not counting any teammates, who is the best player that you have gone against in your high school career?

MF: The best players I have went against has to be our entire starting defensive line from this most recent year. Isaiah Coe, Charlie Brooks, and Caveon Harris are the best players I have gone against in my high school career. I mentioned all of these guys because they worked as a unit. I cannot mention one without mentioning the rest.

LPI: Who do you model your game after and why?

MF: I feel that I model my game after Tyron Smith. I said Tyron Smith because he plays with the ultimate tenacity and he is a work horse.

LPI: What are your greatest strengths on and off the field? Or why should a school offer you?

MF: My greatest strengths on the field is my great length, outstanding feet, explosiveness, quickness and strength. Off the field, I would have to say my academics. I put my heart and soul into my school work and right now I have a 3.40 cumulative GPA.

LPI: What are you looking for in a program to continue your football career at? Will distance from home play a factor in your choice?

MF: I’m looking for a college program that gives me a welcoming and warm feeling as if I was at home. A program that will push me to greater and higher accomplishments. Distance from home will not play a factor in my choice.

LPI: Who on your team has what it takes to play college ball, but are currently being under recruited?


Denzel Bryant: One that can play at the next level. We’ve been playing together since we were eight years old. He’s constantly in the gym with the team and he works out on his own too. His hard work and dedication shows on the field. Hopefully it pays off and he gets what he deserves soon.

Will Pauling: Will is a workhorse, very versatile, and also has break away speed. He broke many plays from his ability to change direction so easily. Did big things as a sophomore.

LaVoise McCoy: LaVoise is a ball hawk safety. He isn’t scared to come downhill to make a tackle. He was definitely one of the hardest hitting people on the team. He also is an enforcer on the field, making calls and leading the rest of the Defensive Backs.

Sean Allen: Sean is a great running back with very impressive explosiveness and vision. Sean could also turn a broken play into a big play. This guy will do whatever it takes to get into the end zone.

Marcus Harper: Marcus is a great leader, he is also a very aggressive and passionate player. He also has great footwork and speed for a 6’4 285 pound lineman.